Michael Doran


Michael is co head of our Real Estate team and advises institutions, investors, asset managers and corporates on their real estate needs.

Michael has a market leading practice and extensive experience advising on all aspects of commercial and institutional residential property and on land development. He provides solution-based asset management advice to commercial and PRS (private rented sector) landlords and asset managers.

Michael has supported many multinational clients that have invested in Irish real estate.


  • Real Estate
  • Landlord and Tenant
  • Real Estate Development
  • Transactional Property Law
  • Investment
  • Asset Management

Representative Matters

  • Acted for US fund in the sale of development sites in Cherrywood, Co. Dublin to Cairn Homes and Quitain and the related development interface agreements.
  • Acted for Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) in the sale of 92 acres in Newland’s Cross, Dublin to Hibernia REIT and related overage agreement and the acquisition of its HQ offices in Lansdowne Road. Dublin 4.
  • Acted for Irish institution in the separate acquisitions of 1 Harbourmaster Place, IFSC, Dublin 1 (let to KPMG), Limerick One Retail Park, Unit 1 Aerodrome Business Park and 100/101 Grafton Street, Dublin 2 (let to AIB). 


Legal 500, 2021

‘Recommended Individual’ with “a superb grasp of real estate legislation.” He has “a very strong understanding of client needs and demonstrates this time and time again.

Chambers & Partners, 2021

'Band 2 Lawyer', Michael Doran ‘is noted for his ability to advise on high-value and complex mandates’. 

Recent Work

Michael has had several articles published in the Irish Law Times.

Speaking Engagements & Teaching

Michael has lectured and tutored on the Professional Practice Course of the Law Society of Ireland.

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Areas of Expertise

Real Estate Law Retail Group Investment Group Commercial Real Estate Finance Data Centres

Professional Memberships

Law Society of Ireland


Trinity College Dublin, LL.B